Come Catfish on Lake Marion, and Lake Moultrie on the Santee Cooper System in SC with Guide and Pro Angler Capt. Darryl Smith with a 100 lb a day Guarantee. We have 23 Confirmed World Records, and have been featured in 59 TV Shows, and over 598 Magazines. All you will need is a SC Fishing License and whatever you wish to eat or drink during a day’s time.


 Fish in Comfort on a 30-Foot High Performance Crest Pontoon.

In the Wintertime we have a 12 foot Enclosure with a 45,000 BTU heater in it.

Stay warm and dry on the worst of days.​

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Right now, catfishing is as good as it gets. It's one of my top years! The most weight we ever caught was over 58,000 lbs. in one year. This will be a year close to that max! It's 2024 and we're having one of my best years.

Trips available year round. Now remember, Not just our Summer night fishing is Excellent; But Our Fall and Winter Daytime Fishing is some of the best fishing of the whole year!! Our fish make Fantastic Table Fare! Our water is clean with no restrictions on eating the catfish. Now when you catch a fish on my boat it's YOUR choice to keep it or throw it back. I carry a 170 quart cooler so if you wish to keep fish, IT'S YOUR CHOICE and is Ok with me either way. No I do not fish till a cooler full and come in. We fish till 8 hours past the time we decide to leave the dock each day, or we come in earlier when you scream UNCLE.

     So Come on and lets go fish the Catfish Capital of the World!

With over 20 years guiding experience fishing the Santee Cooper Lakes, we offer a

100 lb. a day guarantee. Our heaviest trip was over 1400 lbs. with 69 fish. We don't do this everyday but we do our best to produce fish every day. Our top priority is to satisfy.

Larger fish that has came in my boat: Flathead 140 lbs., Blue Catfish 100.5 lbs., and a Channel Cat 33 lbs. Largest catfish we caught while filming a TV Show was a

Blue Catfish weighing in at 96.4 lbs.

Call or Text Captain Darryl Smith 803-367-6275

to book your fishing trip.

Captain Darryl's Guide Service
3145 Long Meadow Road
Rock Hill, SC 29730

Text 803-367-6275
Home Phone (803) 324-7912 

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